21.07.13 – 25.08.13
David Spencer Stoves
David Spencer Stoves spent his childhood in South Shropshire. He attended Shrewsbury School of Art and went on to Loughborough College of Art and received a BA Hons in Textiles and Fashion design.
Throughout his career as an artist David taught life drawing, watercolours, anatomy textiles and embroidery, at Ludlow Collage, Kidderminster School of Art, Hay-on-Wye Art Centre. He ran the well-known watercolour courses at Wembley, Heres from 2003.
David regularly exhibits at the Silk Top Hat Gallery, in Ludlow, run by Jill Howarth, one time curator of contemporary prints at the Tate. David exhibits side by side the Brotherhood of the Ruralists, amongst them Graham Arnold, Peter Blake, David Inshaw. He has also exhibited at the British Museum.
His most powerful influence is Rembrandt. David studied his technique of painting, and is now very practised. He is inspired by Rembrandts love of humanity and seeks out his own through the works of the great Master.
David lived in Selbourne, Hampshire for many years, where he predominantly painted landscapes and wild flowers. He moved to Normandy mid 2000’s, inspired by place and nature, and how colour changes geographically.
Through his brush he reveals the hidden ephemeral magic within landscapes or the primroses that lie in their final moment on a well-worn wood table.
GalleryMuse are pleased to show the still lives of David Spencer Stoves alongside the figurative work of Mary Herdman, both artists capture their era, undisturbed by time.